Sunday, May 13, 2012
So today, on this special day when we pay tribute to Mom's...I send so much love and gratitude to my late Mom, Genevieve Riviere Monacelli and my late Aunt, Carmella Monacelli. Great ladies who I miss every day.
Here is a poem from my book FLOWERS IN AUTUMN for all the Mom's and adopted Mom's and Second Mom's out there!
Somewhere in the backyard are my mother's favorite flower - lily of the valley. The fragrant bells have bloomed by May, a time for mothers.
The Peonies have yet to bloom. I planted them because my father had one near the shed at the cottage on the lake.
There are two types of lilac trees. I like the one because it is so different, and the other one because it is what I expect.
Rose bushes line the wall, their variety of color remind me of an Easter Basket, or a box of crayons, or a rainbow that reflects a kind of forgiveness.
And there are many other flowers: the hyacinths, the tulips, the crocus, and a bleeding heart, and there are always daffodils - yellow daffodils that I picked a million miles from here, a million years ago.